Selling a 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster


1956 Porsche 356 A Speedster
1956 Porsche 356 A Speedster

The Porsche 356 Speedster is often considered one of the most desirable collector cars in the Porsche 356 series. The Speedster was debuted in 1954 after Max Hoffman, the sole U.S. importer of Porsches at the time, recommended that a low-cost, open-top version of the 356 would sell well in the American market. Somewhat raw, the Speedster offered a low-profile windscreen that could be removed for weekend racing, bucket seats, and a minimal folding top. It was different from the soft-top Cabriolet that it ran alongside, as the Cabriolet offered a full windshield and a more substantial soft-top. A Cabriolet has body-color trim around the windshield, while the Speedster generally has a chrome or metal surround. These are some of the ways you can help potential buyers understand the significance of your 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster. As Max Hoffman predicted, the Porsche 356A Speedster would be an instant success in America, particularly in Southern California where the weather was simply ideal for this style of driving. Today, the Speedster continues to be highly sought-after.


1956 Porsche 356A Speedster Seller’s Guide

Because so many kit cars and replicas of the Porsche 356 have been made throughout the years, potential buyers will want as much documentation and proof you can provide to show that your 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster is an original. This can be done by providing ownership, restoration and maintenance documentation, as well as by showing chassis and engine numbers. You should also be prepared to allow serious buyers to perform a third party, pre-purchase inspection to fully understand the overall condition of your classic 356. Some sellers prefer to have this inspection done prior to posting their car for sale, and simply provide buyers with a copy of the inspection. These are just a few of the Seller’s Tips that the Alex Manos team is happy to provide to their clients and friends.



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Always in the market to purchase classics of all makes, models, and conditions, the Alex Manos team would be delighted to learn more about your 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster. They will be happy to help you evaluate your car based on today’s market and, should the car fit into their collection, will be glad to offer you top dollar in cash. Connect with their team today to learn more and to see if your 356 fits into their collection of European and American classics. They look forward to hearing from you soon and to helping you find a new home for your car. Contact them today!


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